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This panoramic 3400 kilometre 9-day South African sojourn departs annually in June. Travel from Pretoria eastwards to Malelane, south to Swaziland and Durban, west to Bloemfontein, then southwards again through Port Elizabeth, Oudtshoorn and George to Cape Town. After an early morning game drive through the Kruger Park, the train heads southwards to Swaziland for an afternoon game drive. Continue into Zululand for an early morning game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and then on through KwaZulu Natal for an evening in Durban. During the night we continue onto Bloemfontein, with a morning tour of the city. The journey continues southwards overnight to Port Elizabeth, with a morning visit to the Addo Elephant Park. An early morning departure takes the train into Oudtshoorn for a visit to an Ostrich farm followed by a spectacular rail descent down the Montagu Pass into George. After a morning visit to Knysna the train sets off from George travelling the scenic Garden Route through to Mossel Bay and Riversdale. The next morning, after a visit to the KWV Brandy Distillery in Worcester, this magnificent collage ends in Cape Town.

24 May 2007 - 01 June 2007

Day 1

Thursday 25 May

10h00 Depart Rovos Rail’s private station in Capital Park, Pretoria.
Day 2

Friday 26 May

05h00 Wake up call for game drive in the Kruger Park in open vehicles.
11h00 Brunch in the dining car while we travel through Komatipoort to the
Swaziland border.
15h30 Arrive Mkhaya reserve for afternoon game drive.
20h00 The train departs for overnight journey to Hluhluwe in Zululand.
Day 3 Saturday 27 May
05h00 Wake up call for a game drive in the Hluhluwe Reserve.
09h30 The train departs Hluhluwe for Durban.
18h00 Arrive Durban for an evening in the City.
Day 4 Sunday 28 May
06h00 Depart Durban en route to Bloemfontein.
Day at leisure on board.
Day 5 Monday 29 May
10h00 Tour of Bloemfontein.
13h00 Depart Bloemfontein en route to Port Elizabeth.
Day 6 Tuesday 30 May
09h00 Tour of Addo Elephant Park near Port Elizabeth.
12h00 The train departs Port Elizabeth for Oudtshoorn.
Day 7 Wednesday 31 May
10h00 Arrive Oudtshoorn for Ostrich Farm visit.
15h30 Arrive George for afternoon at leisure.
18h30 Depart for dinner at Fancourt Golf Estate.
Day 8 Thursday 1 June
09h00 Depart for morning tour of Knysna.
13h30 Depart George.
Day 9 Friday 2 June
11h00 Arrive Worcester for KWV Brandy Distillery tour.
17h00 Arrive in Cape Town.

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